Gem-A confirms sponsors for 2014 conference

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The CMJ, BJA and T.H. March all signed on to support four day event.

The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) has announced its sponsors for this year’s international conference at the Business Design Centre in Islington from November 1 to 4 2014.

The conference welcomes members of the Association and the wider gem and jewellery industry to four days of seminars, workshops, trips and social events.

Gem-A has recently confirmed two new sponsors and one associate supporter for the event, alongside the existing raft of home-grown and international sponsors.

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The Company of Master Jewellers (CMJ) has signed on to sponsor the event and support Gem-A’s education courses by marketing them directly to members over the coming months.

Joining The CMJ as sponsors will be Italian-based gemmological laboratory Gemological Education Certification Institute (GECI), alongside spectrometry experts GemmoRaman532 and major sponsors, US TV-giant Jewelry Television.

The second tier of support for the four-day conference comes from the official ‘supporters’, including CW Sellors – which will be bringing the largest piece of Whitby jet ever found to be studied by attendees – AnchorCert, Institute of Registered Valuers (IRV), GemWorld International and Marcus McCallum FGA.

Also on-board as associate supporters are The British Jewellers’ Association (BJA), T.H March and Aspara Gems.

Commenting on the sponsors lined-up to support the 2014 Conference, Gem-A chief executive officer James Riley said: “For another year Gem-A has managed to pull together some of the largest international companies to sponsor our conference. It’s no wonder, with the calibre of speakers at this year’s event, that we’ve had such overwhelming support from all aspects of the trade. We’re extremely pleased to have the CMJ, GECI and CW Sellors on board, alongside our other sponsors.

"It’s a welcome return for CW Sellors (who supported and spoke at our conference in 2013) and a huge bonus to have GECI and CMJ joining us for the first time. Having all three of these companies supporting our Conference is superb news and we thoroughly look forward to working with them in the coming months.”

Gem-A is still accepting offers for sponsorship from the trade and encourages any companies interested in becoming a sponsor to get in touch.

Tickets for the event start from £225 for one day. For more information visit gem-a.com.

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